For the fourth consecutive year, the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, will be held at Wrigley Field in Chicago. This year's event will be held Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. EDT and air live nationally on MLB Network.
Thirty six of the nation's best rising juniors and seniors will get a chance to showcase their talents on a big stage. The last two Under Armour games have featured 61 players that were picked in the Major League Baseball draft, 12 of which were first-round picks. The 2010 installment featured Baseball America's No. 1 high school prospect in outfielder/righthander Bubba Starling. It also added a new spin to high school all-star games with then rising juniors Lance McCullers and Addison Russell and Dominican Republic prospects Ronald Guzman and Ronniel Demorizi participating.
The rosters for the 2011 game have not been finalized, but the following players have committed to participate:
Nick Basto, ss/3b, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
Lewis Brinson, of, Coral Springs (Fla.) HS
Curt Britt, rhp/1b, Scotland HS, Laurinburg, N.C.
Byron Buxton, of, Appling County HS, Baxley, GA
Gavin Cecchini, ss, Barbe HS, St. Charles, La.
Tyler Gonzales, rhp/ss, Madison HS, San Antonio
Ty Hensley, rhp/c, Santa Fe HS, Edmond, Okla.
Hayden Hurst, rhp, The Bolles School, Jacksonville
Carson Kelly, of/3b/rhp, Westview (Ore.) HS
Tomas Nido, c, Orangewood Christian HS, Maitland, Fla.
Matt Olson, 1b, Parkview HS, Lilburn, Ga.
Russell Reynolds, rhp, Parkview Baptist, LA
Ryan Ripken, 1b, Gilman School, Baltimore
Nelson Rodriguez, c, Washington HS, New York
Fernelys Sanchez, of, Washington HS, New York
Teddy Stankiewicz, rhp, Southwest Christian HS, Forth Worth, Texas
David Thompson, 3b/of, Westminster Christian School, Miami
Stryker Trahan, c/1b/of, Acadiana HS, Lafayette, La.
Nick Travieso, rhp, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
Kyle Twomey, lhp, El Dorado HS, Placentia, Calif.
Duane Underwood, rhp/of, Pope HS, Marietta, Ga.
Jesmuel Valentin, ss/2b, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
Mikey White, ss/2b, Spain Park HS, Birmingham
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